Category: Opinion

North Carolina bill would step up penalties for organized retail theft

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – Organized retail theft could carry stiffer criminal penalties, under a bill filed last week at the N.C. General Assembly. Some offenses could lead to prison sentences of up to 15 years. Republican Reps.…

The book to read if you want to understand inflation

By David Weinberger Robert Murphy’s new book “Understanding Money Mechanics” is an excellent primer for learning what money is, why it originated, and how it works in the world today. As inflation climbs across the globe, the demand grows for…

Housing prices reflect changes in work

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – It was bound to happen. The percentage of adults working from home has fallen significantly from its pandemic-era peak. Nevertheless, telecommuting has established itself as a lasting and consequential fact of modern life. Before…

Ending North Carolina’s ABC system

By Joshua Glawson Raleigh, NC – The general tendency of the marketplace suggests that the more open a market is, the more that can be made, traded, or sold. When a company begins manufacturing or even just setting up ordinary…

Enough with the boosters

By Kevin Roche Here is the truth about the mRNA vaccines. They looked great after the clinical trials and when they were initially released.  In the first few weeks and months they had high effectiveness against infection. Then around six…

First hotel in Chatham County?

By John R. Dykers, Jr. M.D. Siler City, NC – I keep expecting someone else to mention it, but maybe it has to be someone as old as I. The Siler City Hotel was the home of my first Medicare…

Political dumpster fire in Siler City

By Bill Crawford Siler City, NC – This post will hopefully lead you to more information, I can’t go far with that here. There are four young men running for office in the Town of Siler City, and as I…